Strathmore Business School’s senior faculty Dr. Monica Kerretts – Makau has been appointed to the Board of Communication Policy Research South (CPRsouth), a capacity building initiative to develop Asia-Pacific and Africa based policy intellectuals on ICT policy regulation based Colombo, Srilanka. She takes on the role with the objective of delivering the desired policy making contributions of economic growth and poverty alleviation.
CPRsouth works to facilitate the creation and continuous advancement of policy intellectuals capable of informing effective interventions in ICT policy and regulation processes in specific country and regional contexts, broadly including the Asia-Pacific (AP), Africa (AF), Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC), the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) and Central Asian regions (CIS).
Dr. Kerretts participates in several CPRsouth initiatives such as peer reviewing in conferences, supervisory roles for PhD candidates and as an active member of the ResearchICTAfrica (RIA) an affiliate to CPRsouth; where she contributes as peer reviewer mentoring others in regulation in practice and previously as an author. The most recent article entry being Benchmarking National Communications Regulatory Authority Websites (2010). She has also published in CPRsouth journals and reviews during her PhD dissertation in 2004.
Taking an active role in ICT Policy reforms; Dr. Kerretts contributions continue to be witnessed through her service in the following capacities: Consultant to the World Banks ICT for Development team (having done regulatory work for Ethiopia (2016), South Sudan (2013-2014), Botswana (2015)) , as Advisory Board member of World Bank’s World Development Report 2016 focusing on the role of ICT and Development, The Advisory Board was chaired by the President of Estonia, as an Independent Director to the ICT Regulatory Board of Kenya ( now CAK) representing private sector and academia (2010-2014), as the Technical Advisor Universal Access to the Regulator in Rwanda (2007 -2009) and an appointee Advisor to the Minister of South Sudan Telecommunications Ministry (2007).
Amidst her service in ICT policy reforms, Dr. Kerretts also contributes in institutional governance, critical and applied thinking in education and has published on the same. At Strathmore Business School Dr. Kerretts teaches in the Masters in Business Administration and Masters in Public Policy Management and at Strathmore Business School’s Executive Education arm. She exemplifies reforms, a title that has accorded her numerous rewards. Dr. Kerretts-Makau was nominated among top 20 women influencing ICT Policy by iHub Kenya in 2015. And most recently nominated as one of the 100 most influential Africans by NewAfrican for the year 2016. Click here to read about Dr. Kerretts work.